Victory! Amalgam ‘Mercury’ fillings banned in Europe!
Health agencies in each of the member countries must also submit plans as to how they will be reducing the use of amalgam fillings in the rest of the population by the following year, 2019.
This doesn’t come a moment too soon and is a triumph for consumer groups who have played a major role in the six-year consultation period – and a “blow” to the dental associations that still, incredibly, maintain their fixed position that amalgam fillings are safe.
Amalgam fillings are a mix of silver, tin and copper in liquid or elemental mercury, and have been used by dentists for more than 150 years because the material is inexpensive and pliable.
Dental associations have maintained their position that mercury is safe, despite all the evidence to the contrary, and they aslo say that mercury – which makes up around half the filling – is “locked in” and therefore can’t escape.
WDDTY revealed that mercury does escape, and can damage our brain, heart, kidneys, lungs and immune system because the gut converts the elemental mercury into methyl mercury — its most lethal form!
It remains to be seen whether the UK will also follow this ruling post Brexit. The UK doest not have to adhere to European Law, and political lobbying behind closed doors is almost as rife and corrupt as in the USA.